ERIC Number: ED260780
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Anthropological Theory: A Modular Approach. Cultural Anthropology.
Designed for use as supplementary instructional material in a cultural anthropology course, this learning module introduces the student to various theoretical perspectives, terms, and influential figures within the field of anthropology. The following historical and conceptual influences on anthropological theory are discussed: (1) the Greek tradition; (2) the Roman tradition; (3) the Islamic tradition; (4) the age of exploration; (5) the beginnings of ethnographic museums and societies in the 19th century; (6) Marx's contributions to anthropological theory related to economic determinism, cultural evolution, and the following cultural components: technological/economic system, social organization, and ideological base; (7) Franz Boas and his modified natural science model; (8) 20th century structural functionalism and the work of B. Malinowski and A. R. Radcliffe-Brown; (9) French structuralism and the work of Claude Levi-Strauss; (10) Alfred L. Kroeber; (11) 20th century cross-cultural studies and the conception of universal behavior patterns; (12) Margaret Mead; (13) Gregory Bateson; (14) Robert Redfield; and (15) Oscar Lewis. Finally, performance activities covering the module's content are presented. (LAL)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: College of Marin, Kentfield, CA.